Check out our interview with super talented Australian photographer Jennifer Stenglein.

Could you introduce yourself to our readers ? Where are you from, where you live ?

Hello. My names Jennifer, I grew up on the beaches of Western Australia and I currently live in Melbourne.

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Do you remember the first picture you ever took ?

I do actually. Im not quite sure if it was the first photograph I ever shot but its my first memory of taking a photograph. I won a camera, a Kodak point and shoot, when I was 7 years old and I was so excited I asked my mum to take me to the zoo so I could use it. It was a photograph of a tiger.

Could you Describe your work and aesthetic to us ?

My photographs gravitate towards natural lit portraits and nudes

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Tell us about your journey into photography ?

Well I have always recorded life, since I was very small. Things like keeping journals, making videos and taking photographs has always been a part of my life.

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How much is yourself in your work ?

I’d say all of myself. And a bit more.

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Who are your biggest inspirations ?

I often find its the day to day people I come across who inspire me the most. Photography wise though, I love the works of Cass Bird, Ryan McGinley and Helmut Newton.

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What would be your dream location to take pictures ?

Right now its Bolivia. I’m dreaming pink flamingo’s and salt flats.

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What would you do if you were not a photographer ?

Own a cocktail bar on the beach

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How do you spend your downtime ?

At a cocktail bar on the beach

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What makes you happy ? what makes you sad ?

I’m incredibly sensitive to other people’s feelings so when I feel other people’s sadness, that makes me sad.
Being with people I love makes me the happiest. Also sunshine makes me happy. That, and french kissing.

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One book ? One Movie? One Song ?

One hard question.
-The Pirelli Calendar Book
-Point Break
-Lou Reed; Walk On The Wild Side

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On a typical saturday night, where can we find you ?

At a dinner party with friends

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What are you currently working on ?

Being a really great human

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How do you see yourself in 10 years ?

living near the sea with a little family taking photographs recording life…

To see more of her work, have a look to her website  or her Instagram.

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